The Park Hotel Tokyo (Shiodome Media Tower), in December 2012, started the “Artist in Hotel” project where an artist decorates an entire guestroom. The project is still in progress. By 2016, all the guestrooms on the 31st floor will be so decorated, and the “Artist Room Bamboo”, the 10th in the series, has now been completed.
“Artist in Hotel” is the hotel version of “Artist in Residence”. The artist himself stays in the hotel, absorbs the atmosphere of the hotel while partaking of its facilities and services, and fashions a hotel room into a work of art. Inspired by the “Japanese sense of aesthetics”, the artist paints directly on the walls of the room as if it were a tapestry, and affixes original paintings and objects to the walls so that the entire room becomes a room with the artist’s view of the world. These rooms, which evoke typical Japanese themes like “Sumo” and “Zen”, are primarily offered to overseas guests, and are highly appreciated.
The 10th room, “Bamboo”, was the motif chosen by the Japanese artist Yoshitaka Nishikawa who began it on 30th July, and completed it on 19th October.
When you enter the room, the first thing you’ll notice is the fresh green color. Then the bamboo trees stretching straight up to the sky, making you feel just as if you were going deeper and deeper into a bamboo forest. Nishikawa said: “I wanted people who were tired of the bustle of city life to be able to really relax in this room”. The room was designed with various situations in mind, such as the view when a guest stands at the corner of the window, or the view when lying down on the bed. The artist changed his materials and colors depending on the position in the room, and coordinated the whole space while keeping it simple.
The painting is a tranquil summer green.
We do hope you will come and stay in the “Bamboo Artist’s Room”.
[Artist Room Bamboo Outline]
Opening: November 6, 2014 (online and phone reservations accepted)
Room: Double occupancy, 22 square meters
Bed size: 1600 x 1950 mm
Rate: 30,000 yen per night for two persons (excluding taxes and service charges)
<<Discount service>> 10% discount and free breakfast for guests staying for two nights
Reservation and other questions: +81-3-6252-1100
[Cooperation] Hagurodo (http://www.hagurodo.jp)
[Producer] creative unit moon (http://www.moooon.jp)
Career highlights – Yoshitaka Nishikawa
Born 1979 in Tokyo, he specialized in Japanese painting at the graduate school of Tama Art University. He creates works using Japanese painting materials, and recently has attracted attention for his works with Japanese ink. In his first exhibition in 2005, he completed a very dense work measuring 270×2,500 cm, which completely covered the gallery walls. His main motifs are people, in particular parents and children, sceneries, and birds. His job is teaching painting to children. His works are always an interaction with the environment and his straight, honest character is reflected in his works.
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